Steve lost a leg whilst serving in Iraq. He was a member of the Talent squad before being added to the UK Sport Lottery Funded World Class Programme in 2017 following his medal-winning performances at the European and world championships.
Steve was always active in the gym, running, mountain biking and playing rugby when he was growing up. He served in the Welsh Guards for almost ten years. He suffered a traumatic amputation of the left leg below the knee due to an improvised explosive device in Iraq in 2010.
Triathlon came about through his rehab, which involved a lot of hours in the pool. He started with time in the gym and swimming, before working his way back to biking and then running. Although he hadn't planned it, he had become a triathlete.
Having completed half marathons and two full marathons, long distance running was taking its toll on his body. Looking online, he saw UK Ironman 70.3 Exmoor, considered one of the toughest 70.3 triathlons in the world, and decided that was where he would start his triathlon career. He continued with middle and standard distance triathlon for a couple of years, before concentrating on Paratriathlon sprint distance.
Crowley’s medal tally began to climb in 2017, finishing 2nd in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Rotterdam as well as securing gold medals in the Altafulla ITU Paratriathlon World Cup and the Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Series. He marked 2018 with several top five finishes including 1st place at the Eton Dorney ITU Paratriathlon World Cup. In 2019 Crowley achieved his first win at a GBR Paratriathlon National Championship, completing the race in a time of 01:04:25.
Steve was born in Essex and lived there until he was 12. He then moved to North Wales, staying there until he joined the Army at the age of 20. He currently lives in Exeter Devon, where he has been for the last 12 years. He is coached by Rob Moore.